TagDavid Benioff

Game of Thrones – ‘Fire and Blood’

DAENERYS TARGARYEN: I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, of the blood of old Valyria. I am the dragon’s daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming. The first season finale of Game of Thrones starts with the...

Game of Thrones – ‘Baelor’ (1×09)

NED STARK: You think my life is some precious thing to me? That I would trade my honor for a few more years… of what? I grew up with soldiers. I learned how to die a long time ago. Numerous precedents are set by Game of Thrones with ‘Baelor’...

Game of Thrones – ‘The Pointy End’

Game of Thrones – ‘The Pointy End’

VARYS: Ah, the children. It’s always the innocents. One of the interesting aspects of ‘You Win or You Die’, which I failed to mention in my analysis of that episode, was how the children were completely eliminated from view, at least the...

Game of Thrones – ‘A Golden Crown’

VISERYS TARGARYEN: Who can rule without wealth, or fear, or love? As we move into the second half of Game of Thrones’ debut season, two of the most central concepts of George R.R. Martin’s saga begin to assert themselves in deeper ways: children and...

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